continued The Nantucket Cat will offer crafts for children of all ages, Canal Walk Café will begin serving free hot cocoa at 4:45 p.m. on the patio at 23 Syracuse St. and other shops will be open to browse.
“Shopping locally is important, particularly this time of year,” Reiser said. “Baldwinsville is a town that is blessed with a variety of quaint shops and eateries that continue to impress. Supporting our local businesses is imperative to continued signs of success and growth in our community.”
In addition to the festivities, a coat drive benefiting the Rescue Mission will also be held. People are asked to donate new and gently used coats, as well as mittens, gloves, hats and scarves dropping them off at two donation sites – the chamber office (27 Water Street) and La Tresse by Renee Salon (24 Oswego St.).
“The people of Baldwinsville are very philanthropic, which is evident with our annual One Warm Coat® coat collection,” Reiser said. “We collected nearly 100 coats last year, in addition to many hats and gloves.”